KAIT One of the Top Nationally In ABC Programming
Arkansas Business.com is reporting Jonesboro ABC affiliate KAIT is second nationally in ABC network programming. The article says,"Following the May television ratings book by Nielsen Media Inc. of New York, the network broke down local performance of its primetime programming by market size. That means the large markets that fall in the top 50 were ranked, followed by those medium affiliates ranked 51 through 100, and rounded out by those 101 and beyond — making three categories. Within those three categories, stations are ranked according to the May book in seven areas that break down network programming based on ABC’s “priority programs.”
Jonesboro falls into the 101-plus group and secured a No. 2 overall ranking within that category, following only the Wausau-Rhinelander, Wis., affiliate WAOW-TV, Channel 9. "
KAIT GM Dan Fortenberry told Arkansas Business.com, "“I don’t think people realize what a strong affiliate we have right here in northeast Arkansas,” Fortenberry said. “In the past, we’ve been the No. 1-ranked affiliate, but slipped just a little bit this time around. We’re happy to be recognized as being placed among the best in the country in our market.”
And just how do the other ABC affiliates rank? According to the article,"Fort Smith’s KHBS-TV, Channel 40, which was ranked in the same 101-plus category as Jonesboro, finished in a three-way tie for No. 8 alongside KIII-TV, Channel 3, in Corpus Christi, Texas, and KTXS-TV, Channel 12, in Abilene-Sweetwater, Texas. Falling into the 51-100 market, KATV-TV, Channel 7, was ranked No. 21, sandwiched between KITV-TV, Channel 4, in Honolulu and WTEN-TV, Channel 10, in Albany-Schenectady, N.Y."
You'll find the complete article HERE.